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Despite warning, Gwen to go on with plan to allow backriding in motorcycles

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on Thursday, June 4, stood by with her decision to allow backriding on privately-owned motorcycles in the province. This despite a warning from the Department of Interior and Local…

6 Cebuano lawmakers voted in favor of Anti-Terror Bill

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least six House representatives from Cebu voted in favor of the Anti-Terror Bill which Congress passed on Wednesday, June 3. Cebuano lawmakers who voted yes for the passage of the Anti-Terror Bill…

COVID-19 cases in PH now over 20,000; death toll nears 1,000

Daphne Galvez 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — More than 20,000 people in the country have so far contracted the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Department of Health recorded 634 more cases of COVID-19, of which 313 are…

DOH: New evidence shows ‘pre-symptomatic’ transmission of COVID-19 possible

Daphne Galvez 06/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — There is new evidence that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients who exhibit no symptoms, or at least not yet, can transmit the virus and infect other people. Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire on Thursday…

Progressive groups in Cebu to lawmakers: Withdraw support on Anti-Terror Bill

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cause-oriented groups in Cebu slammed the enactment of the Anti-Terror Bill, and called on Cebuano lawmakers to withdraw their support on the proposal. In a statement issued to the media, Alyansa sa mga…

DOH hit over delayed health workers’ benefits

Marlon Ramos - Philippine Daily Inquirer 06/04/2020

  MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III and his colleagues minced no words as they took Health Secretary Francisco Duque III to task on Wednesday for the failure of the Department of Health (DOH) to…

Mactan Shrine one of the lead sites of 122nd Independence Day

Rosalie Abatayo 06/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — For the second straight year, the Liberty Shrine in Mactan, Lapu-Lapu City will be one of the lead sites in the celebration of the Philippine Independence Day. The National Historical Commission of the…

Santander officials donate May salary for COVID response

Rosalie Abatayo 06/03/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Elected officials in Santander town, southern Cebu have raised close to P800,000 out of their May 2020 salaries in order to augment the town’s funds for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response efforts. In…

MMDA: Commuters to blame for chaos

Dexter Cabalza - Inquirer.net 06/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The chief of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Tuesday blamed commuters for the chaos on the roads on Monday, when the government loosened coronavirus restrictions in the metropolis to allow more movement…

New rules await passengers as flights resume in 8 PH airports

Inquirer Visayas, Julie Aurelio, Leila B. Salaverria 06/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Commercial flights are set to resume in at least eight airports in the country this week as the country relaxes travel restrictions, but passengers should brace themselves for more waiting time and a host…

Gwen orders sitio ‘checkpoints’ removed

Rosalie Abatayo 06/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Remove the barricades!” This is what Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia said as she ordered the removal of all barriers and sitio (sub-village) checkpoints in Cebu province effective Tuesday evening, June 2, 2020. Garcia…

On second day under GCQ, public transportation still a problem

06/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—On the second day since Cebu City shifted to general community quarantine (GCQ), public transportation has remained to be a problem for commuters here. With some establishments allowed to operate under GCQ, workers were expected…

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